The Keystone Pipelineby Representative Joe Wilson
Posted on 2015-01-12
WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, a majority of Americans
support building the Keystone pipeline to create jobs and strengthen
our energy independence; yet President Obama threatens to block this
critical project. The most environmentally secure means to transport
oil is by pipeline.
This pipeline means hundreds of permanent jobs in South Carolina's Second Congressional District, where companies like Michelin Tire Corporation in Lexington and MTU America in Graniteville produce the earthmover tires and engines used for Canadian oil sand development; also, the Colonial pipeline to North Augusta reduces gas prices for consumers locally.
Last week, in a bipartisan vote, the House passed a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline. I hope the President will support the priorities of the American people rather than cater to a generous campaign donor.
In conclusion, God bless our troops, and the President, by his actions, must never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.
Our sympathy to America's first ally, France, over the terrorist attacks last week. Our solidarity with France is clear with the portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette gratefully placed in the House Chamber as one of only two portraits in this room.